Nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour offers an extensive breadth of brands and experiences for motorcycle enthusiasts of all levels
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced it will host more than 450 exhibitors debuting new products across the seven-stop tour, which kicks off in Long Beach, CAfrom November 17 – 19, 2017. Filled with inspiration from the industry, attendees will experience the leading brands, manufacturers, retailers and experts under one roof in a user-friendly fashion.
For more information and to register for a media pass, please visit: motorcycleshows.com.
“The motorcycle industry is evolving, and it’s a privilege to be selected as the platform for long standing industry brands and new companies to debut their latest products and retail merchandise,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice president, Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. “By gathering the hottest companies on our tour stops across the nation, we are creating the ultimate venue for brands to connect directly with their customers and attendees to experience a wide range of bikes and products to see what fits their needs and interests.”
Below is a preview of announcements that exhibitors will showcase throughout the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 2017 – 2018 tour:
AGV will introduce the world’s first SportModular helmet: the performance of a full-face helmet together with the comfort of a modular. Entirely built in Carbon Fiber (shell and chin), this specific structure achieves the same protection performance of MotoGP’s Pista GP R in an incredibly light weight construction, combing the highest levels of comfort and safety.
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants will feature its comprehensive line of powersport, automotive and industrial fluids which surpasses all others in quality, performance and service life. Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants was established to bring the advantages and benefits of its superior technology to the marketplace.
Arai Helmets is proud to announce the DT-X helmet. It’s handmade and features a peripherally-belted Super Fiber shell; a one-piece, multi-density EPS liner; 10 vents; an antimicrobial inner liner; and, their Variable Axis Shield system.
BDR is announcing its new 2018 Membership Program with discounts and special offers from over 35 ADV brands. BDR is also releasing two new off-road routes for the ADV community: the Mid-Atlantic BDR in 2018 and the long-anticipated Southern California BDR in 2019.
Bison Thunder Motorcycle will be bringing its storefront to you, retailing motorcycles and apparel, scheduling custom or service work and even offering on-site patchwork by our on-site leather artisan! In addition, Bison Thunder Motorcycle will be showcasing custom designs, trike conversion and service breakdown of a 111 Thunderstroke engine.
Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber (BH&BR) is excited to reveal its 2018 women’s motorcycle boot and accessories collection. BH&BR products are durable, comfortable and stylish, using the highest quality leathers and exclusive lug soles from Vibram. These boots are proudly made at the BH&BR factory in New York City.
Chi-Town Harley-Davidson is rolling out its 115th anniversary promotion. Attendees can enter for a chance to win an exclusive 115th anniversary package, including a two-night hotel stay, event tickets and additional Harley-Davidson swag at the Chi-Town Booth.
D73 Leather Co. will release its new fall/winter season collection of moto-lifestyle medium weight cowhide leather jackets with optional armor sleeves. It includes shoulder, back, and elbow armor pockets. The Redford and Triton collection focuses on everyday wear on or off the motorcycle. With a slim tapered silhouette, there are no more excuses to wear anything else.
Dainese will showcase its groundbreaking wearable airbag technology called D-air®. The company has been the pioneer for this technology and has applied it to a variety of different action sports communities. New to 2017 is the D-air Road versions that cater to the everyday rider.
Edelweiss Bike Travel, the world’s leader in global motorcycle tours, is showcasing eight new touring destinations in Europe and Asia in 2018. Edelweiss offers more than 80 tours worldwide, including the famous “Around-the-World-Trip,” and the latest addition is from Bangkok to Bali.
Helite will be demonstrating three brand new airbag systems at this year’s IMS at Long Beach: the Custom leather airbag vest, the Xena women’s leather airbag jacket, and the GP Air airbag track vest. Stop by our booth for a free demonstration. The future of motorcycle safety is here!
HELMETSOUNDS.COM will release the all new SENA 30K available in single and dual packs for a very special show price at all the shows this year.
K&N Engineering will be showcasing a pair of new Harley-Davidson intakes at IMS. Both the K&N 63-1139 AirCharger and the RK-3955 are designed to fit Milwaukee 8 equipped Harley-Davidson Dyna, Softail, and Touring models. These bold, bolt-on performance air intakes are guaranteed to add horsepower and torque to your Harley.
Lethal Threat / Lethal Angel is excited to showcase new apparel including tank tops, men’s button-up shirts and hoodies.
Montclair Riding Co. is announcing its newest location in Northern New Jersey, which hosts brands like Biltwell Inc., Red Wing, Saint, Grifter, Kriega and Blind Horse Moto Club, among others. Our booth will showcase new releases from Stylemartin, Ascot, and Ugly Bros!
Moto-Skiveez is pleased to introduce our new Traveler Shirt, a traditional-style shirt designed specifically for motorcyclists. It has lightweight yet durable fabric, micro-snaps instead of buttons and its own stuff sack. Both chest pockets are secure and accessible with gloves, and it features vented back panels to increase air movement, improving comfort.
Motorcycle Ohio is announcing that the 2018 Motorcycle Ohio training schedule will be available on January 22, 2018. If you are looking to get motorcycle endorsed or freshen up your motorcycle riding skills, register online starting January 22, 2018 at www.Motorcycle.Ohio.gov for a safety training class.
National Cycle will feature VStream windshields to fit late-model KTM adventure and touring bikes, including the 1190, 1090, 1290GT, and more! The patented VStream design allows for significantly reduced buffeting for the rider and passenger. Available in multiple heights to fit riders of all sizes.
NEXX North America will be showcasing some of the new helmets from the X.Garage Collection, the X.G100 R, X.G200 and X.G100.
Rinehart Racing’s announces its new 3.5″ and 4.5″ Slip-On Mufflers for the 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail models, which bring Rinehart’s legendary quality and sound to the Milwaukee Eight, replacing the stock, restrictive mufflers and providing increases in horsepower and torque, all while leaving an exhaust noteworthy of America’s most storied brand.
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will debut its newest BAM giveaway bike to kick off the IMS tour in Long Beach, a gorgeous hard candy red custom Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob. Every motorcyclist signing up for the FREE Russ Brown “Riders Helping Riders” program gets a chance to win, free emergency roadside service and free legal advice.
South East Harley-Davidson will showcase its 2018 St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts and a variety of end of the season motor clothes. Raffle tickets for the 2018 H-D Fat Boy, which benefits NEOPAT will also be available.
Stop & Go will be demonstrating its Pocket Tire Plugger with 15 mushroom shaped rubber plugs and the very compact mini-air compressor. This all fits into a durable zippered canvas bag that measures only 7″ x 3″ x 3.5″ and weighs only 1.7 lbs.
Tomos will announce two brand new models for 2018, the Tomos Racing TT and the Tomos Hip Hop, in addition to the re-introduction of the Tomos Sprint. Manufactured in Europe, Tomos is the last pedal start 50cc moped imported into the United States.
The Ton Up Club is proud to announce The Fifth Annual MOTOBLOT Chicago Urban Motorcycle and Hot Rod Street Rally, taking place June 22 – 24, 2018. The event will host 20 bands, 75 moto-vendors, a film festival and Miss MOTOBLOT Pin-Up Contest.
Trailtail, your cargo solution, will feature the world’s first off-road single wheel motorcycle trailer! Take extra fuel, camping gear, luggage, groceries or make your own custom setup. Trailtail offers 10 years of testing design, resulting in many happy customers.
Väktare Moto Gear is proud to introduce our Ranger Waxed Motorcycle Jacket. Crafted in the USA with durable Waxed Sailcloth, 1000D Cordura, and pockets for motorcycle armor, it’s an all-weather approach to stylish motorcycle wear.
Wizard Products will demonstrate its new Wizard12 Big Throw Mini, a 3″, 12mm throw orbital polisher, live in the Wizards Products booth at the Minneapolis & Chicago Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows. The Wizard12 Big Throw Mini is perfect for motorcycle professionals and enthusiasts, easily removing swirls and imperfections with minimal skill or effort.
The 2017-2018 Progressive® IMS tour begins at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA on November 17, 2017. To learn more about the IMS tour, see the full tour schedule and purchase tickets, please visit motorcycleshows.com.
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The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® offer enthusiasts an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for new and experienced riders, and gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as hours of entertainment. The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.